Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation

Interested in learning more about the Greenbelt Foundation?

Check out the following link and RSVP to their upcomming book launch event:

The Greenbelt Book: Protecting and Cultivating an Ontario Treasure. By: Burkhard Mausberg.


Conservation Conversations – SCB Toronto Journal Club April 2017

In April, the SCB-TO journal club will focus our discussion around conservation activities in Ontario. In Leslie Sauer’s paper, “Bring Back The Forests,” several key strategies are put forward to guide forest restoration efforts. In the years since the publication of this article, have we adequately implemented these concepts to protect what remains of the Carolinian forest? Given the increased demands on our local landscapes, are we taking the appropriate actions to conserve our woodlands? Furthermore, what are your thoughts about the current priorities outlined in the Ontario Premier’s Environment and Climate Change Mandate?

All are welcome, including graduate students, undergraduates, conservation professionals, and members of the public.

April 6th 6:00 – 7:00pm. Article discussion, with casual discussion and socializing at the GSU pub to follow. Click here to RSVP.


Harvest Noon Cafe

16 Bancroft Avenue

2nd Floor

Toronto, Ontario M5S 1C1

SCB-TO Journal Club

Join us for an informal discussion of Ellison’s 2016 paper, “It’s time to get real about conservation” and the response letter “Conservation: smart advocacy needs data” by McCauley, Joyce and Lubchenco. In a time of significant environmental change, should the ecology community focus on data collection, or political involvement?

This will be the second in a series of journal club meetings organized by the Toronto Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB-TO). All are welcome, including graduate students, undergraduates, conservation professionals, and members of the public.

February 23rd 6:00 – 7:00pm: Article discussion at Harvest Noon (16 Bancroft Ave), with casual discussion and socializing at the GSU pub to follow. To attend, please RSVP on our eventbrite page:


SCB Toronto Journal Club

Toronto Chapter- Society for Conservation Biology is launching its new Journal Club Series! We want to bring people together to discuss classic and cutting edge research in conservation biology. Our Journal Club will also be a space to talk about our own research and find out ways in which our efforts are related to initiatives in conservation science.

We plan on hosting our first event on December 1st 6:00 pm at Harvest Noon (16 Bancroft Ave. Toronto, ON). For this session please make sure to read the following paper:

Kareiva, P., and M. Marvier. 2012. What Is Conservation Science? Bioscience 62:962-969.

For each session, there will be discussion leaders that will catalyze and mediate the analysis of the selected paper.

We’d like to invite you to join us in this friendly environment to learn from each other about conservation biology!


A night to celebrate turtles!

The Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre is hosting a “Shell-e-bration” on Thursday, May 26 to celebrate the hundreds of turtles treated at their hospital and the hundreds more that were released as part of their hatchling program! To join in on the festivities check out their website at:


Join us for a Shell-e-bration!

Come out of your shells and join the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre (home of Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre) on Thursday, May 26, 2016 for SHELL-E-BRATION!


With over 500 turtles treated at our hospital last year, plus hatching and re-introducing 1,000 turtles as part of our hatchling program, we have much to celebrate.


Tickets include food and drinks, a silent auction, and an opportunity to get up close and personal with some of our charming education turtles.


Funds raised will help OTCC continue rescuing and protecting turtles in Ontario. With seven of the eight species of turtles in Ontario at risk, we urgently need your help.

Get your tickets today, and come shell-e-brate with us!

When: Thursday, May 26, 2016. 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Where: Torys LLP, 79 Wellington Street West, 33rd Floor, Toronto, Ontario

Tickets: Individual – $90, Couple – $160

Butterfly monitoring volunteers needed

Do you have love for Lepidoptera? Here’s a volunteer opportunity you may be interested in!

Leonardo Cabrera, an Ecologist with Rouge Park, is implementing a butterfly monitoring program/project across the Park starting now. He is looking for skilled volunteers (6) to help him monitor butterflies along 6 – 8 observational routes.

Please contact him directly, if you are interested.